Step-by-Step Watercolor Lessons

Watercolor painting can be fun. But at first it can be overwhelming. There are a lot of little things you have to learn and it takes time.

So I made a very thorough, step-by-step course that takes you in baby steps from complete beginner to semi-professional. You get to learn how to use each brush and each color fully before moving on to using a new brush and a new color. At the same time, in each course you will paint a wide variety of scenes, such as sea scenes, river scenes, snow scenes, urban scenes as well as difficult subjects such as trees, cars, figures and boats. It really is a thorough course.

I know that you might want to jump ahead and play with colors and do all kinds of fun techniques but if you don’t master the basics then your watercolor paintings are never going to become really good.

And you are not on your own. You can show me your work and get some feedback and encouragement from me.

One Brush Method

In the One Brush Method everything is simplified to the bare minimum in that you will paint with just one brush and one color. Thus you can focus and master the little things, such as getting good with one brush before using another one, or learning how to paint with just one color and what you can achieve in terms of thickness, edge or tone before having the extra complication of learning mixing.

And although we are only using one brush and one color we are going to do over 10 different paintings. You will learn to paint a variety of landscape scenes, such as sea scenes, river scenes, snow scenes and so. And you’ll learn to paint figures, cars and boats. This is a very thorough course for the complete beginner. And this course is completely free.

Below is one of the lessons on the course.

Two Brush Method

Try the free full lesson below. The course consists of 11 lessons each one covering a different scene, such as seascapes, cityscapes, snow scenes and so on as well as difficult subjects such as trees, cars, figures and boats. It is a very thorough course. And in this course, we will use just two brushes and two colors but I think you will be surprised at what you can paint with just a few materials. It will also give you the chance to really focus using these brushes and paints well. And you can show me your work and get my feedback.

Three Brush Method

Try the sample below of one of the lessons in the course. The course consists of 11 lessons each one covering a different scene, such as seascapes, river scenes, urban scenes and so on as well as difficult subjects such as cars, figures and boats. It is a very thorough course. And in this course, we will use just three brushes and three colors but I think you will be surprised at what you can paint with just a few materials. Your paintings will now look like normal paintings. It will also give you the chance to really focus on using these brushes and paints well. And you can show me your work and get my feedback.

Four Brush Method

Try the sample below of one of the lessons in the course. The course consists of 11 lessons each one covering a different scene, such as seascapes, river scenes, urban scenes and so on as well as difficult subjects such as cars, figures and boats. It is a very thorough course. And in this course, we will use just four brushes and four colors but I think you will be surprised at what you can paint with just a few materials. Your paintings will now look like normal paintings. It will also give you the chance to really focus on using these brushes and paints well. And you can show me your work and get my feedback.

Five Brush Method

Try the free full lesson below. The course consists of 11 lessons each one covering a different scene, such as seascapes, cityscapes, snow scenes and so on as well as difficult subjects such as trees, cars, figures and boats. It is a very thorough course. And in this course, we will use five brushes and five colors. And I can now introduce you to my favorite watercolor brush: the rounded oval. Some people call it a cat’s tongue. As always, you can show me your work and get my feedback. I do recommend you do the previous courses before this one. This is not really a course for beginners but painters with some experience.